In Cheju, men are not divers. Only women dive.
Women are good divers. Woman divers are called “Haenyos”.
Women in Cheju dive into the sea every day to catch seafood. They are strong.
Woman divers work for five to six hours every day in the sea. After, they sell the seafood. With the money, they pay a good education for their children.
Woman divers are from a sea village. In the sea village, “diver” was not only a good job – it was an obligation.
The younger Woman diver is 45 years old. The oldest is 75 years old. Some women started diving when they were 13 years old!
But things are different now. Modern women don’t want to dive. They prefer to be teachers, doctors or tour guides. They prefer the city, not the sea village.
Woman divers in Cheju may be the last. Probably, this job will disappear.
1) Watch the video:
2) Answer the questions. (The answers are at the end of this post):
1. What is a ‘sea village‘?
a) It’s a village in the ocean.
b) It’s a big city.
c) It’s a village near the ocean.
2. Modern women don’t want to dive. Sunny, for example, is not a diver. Why?
a) Because she loves the sea. She doesn’t t like the city.
b) Because diving is dangerous. She prefers to work in the city. She is a tour guide.
c) Because the water is cold. She prefers to work in the city. She is a teacher.
3. How much money can a Woman Diver make in Cheju?
a) 30 dollars a day.
b) 300 dollars a day.
c) Yes, they make a lot of money.
ANSWERS: 1: c) 2: b) 3: b)